County looks to offset budget cut

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A possible solution to addressing a 35 percent cut in Quay County’s state-funded anti-Driving While Intoxicated programs could be to spend the reserves from program fees, said County Manager Richard Primrose. Primrose told county commissioners on Thursday about the possibility of using the program fees as a temporary fix. […]

VFW hosts Veterans Day celebration

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Veterans and their families gathered Saturday at the Veterans Park in Tucumcari to celebrate Veterans Day.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer More than 20 veterans and residents attended Friday’s Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Park in Tucumcari. “We have Veterans Day to help and honor those who fought in wars for us,” said Riley Knapp, granddaughter of a veteran. Eight-year-old Knapp was attending the ceremony with her grandfather Ronnie Knapp, […]

City approves water project

By Steve Hansen Correspondent Tucumcari’s City Commission on Thursday approved a $1.3 million contract to replace the Center Street water tank next to downtown. The commission awarded the contract to File Construction, LLC, of Albuquerque. The decision came despite a protest from a competing bidder. The commission approved the contract for constructing the 800,000-gallon tank […]

What’s happening — Nov. 16

Thursday Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Tuesday Economic Development Corporation: noon, EDC Planning and Zoning Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., City Hall Nov. 24- 25 City and County offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Nov. 28 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Library Advisory […]

Menus — Nov. 16

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for today through Nov. 23: Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday: Turkey with gravy, dressing, green beans, potluck roll, margarine, cranberry salad, pumpkin pie with whip cream Friday: Grilled cheese sandwich, vegetable soup, crackers, apricots Monday: Green chili […]

Pages past — Nov. 16

November 1958 • Edwin N. Ferdon Jr., associate director of the Museum of International Folk in Santa Fe spoke at the Tucumcari city library. Ferdon talked about being part of the scientific expedition that solved the mystery of the construction and placement of stone heads on Easter Island. • George Vourazeris found a molar and […]

Cheese plant request could result in fine

By Steve Hansen Correspondent The city of Tucumcari could be fined up to $35,000 a day for failing to enforce rules restricting pre-treated contaminants that enter the city’s wastewater treatment plant. That’s what a New Mexico Environment Department scientist told the Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday during a work session. Barbara Cooney, a scientist-specialist for […]

Gresham beats Angel for treasurer

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Republican Patsy R. Gresham edged Democrat Andrew M. Angel in the race for Quay County treasurer on Tuesday. It was the only locally contested race on the ballot. “I want to thank the voters for placing their confidence in me to continue to serve them as treasurer,” Gresham said. […]

Menus

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for today through Nov. 16: Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday: Beef stew, cucumber and onion salad, cornbread, strawberry shortcake, vanilla ice cream Friday: Closed in observance of Veterans Day Monday: Chicken strips, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli, […]

What’s Happening

Thursday Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Friday City and County offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day Saturday Veterans Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.,- 9:30 a.m., Tucumcari Elks Lodge Veterans Rememberance Program: 1:30 p.m., Tucumcari Elks Lodge Tuesday […]